Apple M1 vs. Apple A14 Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A14 Bionic
Apple M1 Apple A14 Bionic
Apple M series Family Apple A series
Apple M1 CPU group Apple A14
1 Generation 14
M1 Architecture A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple A13 Bionic
-- Successor Apple A15 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 6
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
Turbo (1 Core)
Turbo (All Cores)
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple M1 (8 Core) GPU Apple A14
3.20 GHz GPU frequency 1.80 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 3.01 GHz
1 GPU Generation 11
5 nm Technology 5 nm
2 Max. displays 3
128 Execution units 4
Shader
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
16 GB Max. Memory 6 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
16.00 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
L3 Cache
4.0 PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 7 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
20 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 5 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI No
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2020
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1514 (100%)
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7760 (100%)
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1721 (100%)
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
1592 (93%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7420 (100%)
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
4112 (55%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 3.20 GHz
2600 (100%)
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 3.01 GHz
824 (32%)
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AnTuTu 8 benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
628047 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 Apple A14 Bionic
Apple iMac 24 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)
Apple M1 against Apple A14 Bionic is a duel of the arm processors from Apple. The two processors have come out in the same year. But the purpose is a completely different from both.
Already in recent years, the high performance of ARM processors was evident. For some time you can already serve the everyday tasks easily.
In the in-house Apple world, the self-made processors then play their full strength and let the competitors not really look old.

The Apple M1 is the first in-house arm processor for use in mobile devices like notebooks. Due to the enormous performance, however, Apple also uses in desktop solutions such as Mac Mini.

The Apple M1 has a maximum clock of 3.2 GHz and has 8 cores. It is manufactured in 5nm and provides support for up to 16 GB LPDDR4x-4266 memory.
Its great strength is undoubtedly the integrated graphics solution. Using this, the Apple M1 is possible to easily accomplish complex arithmetic operations.

The Apple A14 Bionic is the conceptioned counterpart for the Apple M1 for the exclusively mobile use.
Like the M1, the A14 is also manufactured in 5nm and supports the same amount of memory. With 6W TDP (PL1) the power consumption but only almost half (the M1 has indicated 15W).
This also shows itself in performance should not be surprising on the basis of these clear differences.

The benchmark results clearly show the strength of the Apple M1 opposite its mobile brother to Apple A14 Bionic.
While the results are close to each other in the Geekbench 5 in the singel-core (M1 1,744 vs. A14 1.592), they can hardly be different in the multi-core test.
Here, the M1 beats the A14 significantly by almost 50% (M1 7,676 vs. A14 4.112).

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